The County Sheriff is an elected official who holds a constitutionally created office - usually. Therefore you would serve the summons upon the Sheriff himself. The Chief of Police is not a constitutional officer. S/he is an employee of the city. Therefore you usually serve the highest officer of the city, I.e, Mayor, President of the Board who hired the chief. Check your local rules of procedure and state statutes. It is usually required that the City/County Attorney also be served even though s/he is not a named defendant . You can't go wrong doing it.
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